Of Cyclones, VOR, Melges 24's, match racing and more

 
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 31 Jan 2014
 

Of Cyclones, VOR, Melges 24's, match racing and more

Cloud Surface Composite - Tropical Cyclone Dylan  
Tropical Cyclone Dylan made landfall near Hideaway Bay, between Bowen and Airline Beach, as a category two cyclone about 3.30am. The top of the king tide time will tell a story of its own at 10:11am.

Another new Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 team , this time an amalgamation of US sailors and Turkish money, who would have thought?

US sailor Mark Towill was just 18 when he met Charlie Enright, four years older, as a fellow young star in the Disney sailing movie, Morning Light. The reality film followed a cross-Pacific boat voyage and made use of some of the biggest names in offshore sailing.

Charlie Enright Transatlantic Race 2011  © Volvo Ocean Race

Enright, now 29, picks up the story: 'We met during the trials for that – we both considered that project to be the beginning of our dream, which is the Volvo Ocean Race.

'We've had a lot of Volvo veterans as our coaches on the Morning Light shoot – Stan Honey, Mike Sanderson, Jerry Kirby – and they set up the foundations for us in terms of high-level ocean racing.' Be an interesting crew to watch, lots of one design experience but they have little time offshore.

Gill Melges 24 World Championships 2014   Teri Dodds ©

At the Gill Melges 24 World Championship in Geelong, it is three races deeper into the 12 race event and the visitors unsurprisingly continue to dictate terms.

After the completion of race six in the 10-12 knot sou'easter, Harry Melges' Star and crew Andy Burdick, Jeff Ecklund and Federico Michetti, sailing for New York and Lauderdale yacht clubs, are lead boat and have created some breathing space.

Matt Jerwood's crew enjoying a good lead, with a leisurely hoist. - Warren Jones International Youth Match Racing Regatta  Bernie Kaaks

Rookie skipper Matt Jerwood showed remarkable composure today to finish at the head of the points table of the Warren Jones regatta in Fremantle, with 11 wins from 12 races. Round robin 1 is complete and the first flight of Round robin 2 finished today's activities.

The second day of racing started in a light south easterly, which as forecast died away to nothing in the middle of the day and shifted to a solid south wester as Perth's famous 'Fremantle Doctor' kicked in at 20 knots plus.

David Gilmour was made to work hard for a win over New Zealand's Chris Staub. - Warren Jones International Youth Match Racing Regatta  Bernie Kaaks

Current titleholder David Gilmour is next with 10 wins from 12 races and Chris Steele has also suffered just two defeats, but has only completed 11 races so far.

Lots more news from Oz and OS.


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Melges 24 World Championship - Star takes the lead in Geelong + Video
Lisa Ratcliff,
At the Melges 24 World Championship, it is three races deeper into the 12 race event and the visitors unsurprisingly continue to dictate terms. After the completion of race six in the 10-12 knot sou'easter, Harry Melges' Star and crew Andy Burdick, Jeff Ecklund and Federico Michetti, sailing for New York and Lauderdale yacht clubs, are lead boat and have created some breathing space.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Oakcliff All American Offshore Team under 30yrs crew
Sail-World.com,
Oakcliff All American Offshore Team have announced that they are the core of the Turkish backed Volvo Ocean Race Team. Charlie Enright and Mark Towill have been confirmed and they are working quickly to put together the rest of the team who will also be under 30.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Optimism for a good day of racing
Jake Fish,
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, there is reason for optimism that Thursday will be a good day of racing on Biscayne Bay for the 580 sailors from 50 nations, who are ready to prove themselves against the world's best.... [more]
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Alvimedica enters the Volvo Ocean Race
Alvimedica Media,
Alvimedica, the Turkey based medical device company in interventional cardiology, has announced its sponsorship in one of the world's most prestigious and exciting sailing adventures : the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015. At a press conference held in Istanbul Alvimedica CEO Dr. Cem Bozkurt expressed his pride in being the first Turkish based brand to join the Volvo Ocean Race... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship - Day 2 images by Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds,
Teri Dodds was on deck for day two of the Gill Melges 24 World Championship being held at Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Victoria, Australia, to capture this gallery of images.... [more]
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Tropical cyclone Dylan warning
Sail-world.com,
A Cyclone warning remains current for coastal and island communities from Cardwell to St Lawrence extending to adjacent inland areas, including Collinsville. At 10:00 pm EST Tropical Cyclone Dylan, Category 2 was estimated to be 125 kilometres north of Bowen and 155 kilometres east northeast of Townsville and moving south southwest at 13 kilometres per hour towards the coast.... [more]
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Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - Abrahams' 65 miles to victory
Lauren Brittain,
After three years of preparation, Australia's rowing world record holder, Andrew Abrahams, has only 65 nautical miles left to row of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge that commenced on December 4, 2013 from San Sebastian De La Gomera.... [more]
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AUS O'pen Cup - A fun packed action thriller
Oliver Riorden,
The Australian O'pen Cup held at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club, New South Wales, was won by Zac Littlewood of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (WA), second Kristen Wadley, Tinaroo Sailing Club (QLD) and third Sean Herbert, Manly Sailing Club (NZ).... [more]
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Port Phillip Downwinder - Australia's toughest downwind race
Jerzy Filatow,
Windsurfing Victoria will be holding an attempt for the 'Worlds Longest Windsurf Race'* Guinness World Record. The attempt will be held in Melbourne's scenic Port Phillip Bay. On the weekend of the 22nd-23rd February, windsurfers from around the state will descend on Victoria's beaches to prove their abilities in 'Port Phillip Downwinder', a gruelling 30KM windsurfing endurance race to the finish.... [more]
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2013-14 Magic Marine Victorian Moth Grand Prix
Victorian Moth Association,
The Australia Day weekend saw another round of the Magic Marine Victorian Moth Grand Prix Series sailed from Sorrento SCBC. As host for the 2015 Moth World Championships the local Moth fleet is eager to get as much racing at the venue prior to the Worlds as we can and once again they didn't let us down.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Dreaded wind hole on the horizon
Clipper Ventures,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 fleet, in the last 24 hours, has made steady progress to the Sarangani waypoint after the forecasted calmer conditions failed to materialise, allowing some of the teams to take full advantage of 25 knots of strong breeze on deck. However, with a dreaded wind hole on the horizon, will the most northerly yachts be able to claw back the lead in race 8?... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show charts the rise of Sailing
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
The 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), May 22 to 25 2014, will be the place to see the newest sailing vessels, both performance and cruising yachts, mono and multihulls, for those who dream of feeling the wind in their hair and exploring boundless blue horizons.... [more]
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Jerwood leads favourites after second day of Warren Jones Regatta
Bernie Kaaks,
Rookie skipper Matt Jerwood showed remarkable composure today to finish at the head of the points table of the Warren Jones regatta in Fremantle, with 11 wins from 12 races. Round robin 1 is complete and the first flight of Round robin 2 finished today's activities.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014 - Seven-year Volvo Ocean Race dream comes true
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Today that apparently long-shot ambition became a reality when Team Alvimedica's challenge for the 2014-15 edition was announced in Istanbul, home of the company.... [more]
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Baltic launch new Optima Lifejacket
Marina Arnold,
New for 2014 season, Baltic are launching a 150 Newton inflatable lifejacket, called the Optima. With a padded back panel the Optima fits perfectly and is supremely comfortable, especially when wearing for for a great length of time. The fleece collar is equally comfortable against the skin or against thinner clothing.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Weather halts racing action
ISAF,
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, sailors and their coaches made the most of their down time for the third consecutive day, as rain showers and little breeze put a dampen on the racing outlook on Wednesday. The light air theme so far this week has forced sailors to use their extended onshore hours to acclimate to the conditions and adjust their equipment accordingly.... [more]
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John Hearne, Doyle Sailmakers, to speak at CYCA in Sydney
Sail-World Cruising,
There's still time to book for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA)'s information evening for cruising sailors, this time by well known Sydney sailor and sailmaker, John Hearne from Doyle Sailmakers next Monday, 3rd February, at 1830. Put it in your diary now and book online.... [more]
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ORC World Championship - Record entries roll in
ORC Media,
For the fourth year in a row, the ORC World Championship, the official ISAF World Championship for offshore sailing, has attracted over 100 entries, with the count now being at 129 boats.... [more]
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